If you are looking for a new way to do painting with the children over the summer, then sand painting can be a fun way of adding a new dimension to normal painting.

Fun sand painting activity for toddlers

This is a great activity to do as we head towards summer, and you can make it after a trip to the beach; just remember to bring a small amount of sand home with you!

We haven’t made it to the beach yet though, so we took a little from the sandpit in our garden.

The sand gives the paint a great texture so it is even more fun to get creative with.

Painting has lots of benefits for children including improving hand-eye coordination, aiding colour recognition and rather obviously, but just as importantly, allowing them to be creative.

Sand painting gives you a wonderful opportunity to add an extra sensory dimension to all of this, and can allow your children, if they really like to get messy, an opportunity for some great sensory play too.

Here’s what you need to make it:

  • Sand
  • Coloured paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paper

It is easy to make as all you need to do is get your sand and add some coloured paint to it.

I found that you don’t want to add too much sand or it becomes too thick.

The paint allows the sand to stick to the paper so that’s all you need to do.

Find your paintbrushes and paper and you are ready to create!

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